LISTEN to today's featured guest, Sir Ken Robinson!
Parents everywhere are deeply concerned about the education of their children, especially now, when education has become a minefield of politics and opposing views. Ken Robinson, one of the world's most influential educators whose TED Talk How Schools Kill Creativity has had over 47 million views and remains the most viewed TED talk of all time, has had countless conversations with parents about the dilemmas they face with regard to finding the best school, teacher and curriculum for their child. Now he shares his new book, YOU, YOUR CHILD, AND SCHOOL: Navigating Your Way to the Best Education, co-authored with Lou Aronica, which guides parents with prescriptive and sometimes controversial advice on how to help their children get the education they need and deserve.
Ken Robinson offers clear principles and practical advice on how to support your child through the K-12 education system, or outside of it if you choose to homeschool or un-school, including:
- What parents should look for in their child’s education
- How to tell if their school is right for them and what to
do if it isn’t
- How to tell if their child is stressed out and what can be done to alleviate their stress
- The value of play
- The role of sleep and how much kids should be
getting each night
- How much homework is too much, and what can be done to reduce it
- How dance is as important as mathematics
- What to do about bullying in school
- How social media affects children’s relationships at school, and how to limit a child’s screen time.
Ken Robinson shares what the future of education of America looks like, and what needs to change on a policy level to get us on the right track. Dispelling many myths and tackling critical schooling options and controversies, he inspires teachers, parents, and policy makers alike to rethink the real nature and purpose of schools and education.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Sir Ken Robinson, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized leader in the development of creativity, innovation, and human potential. For twelve years, he was professor of education at the University of Warwick in the UK and is now professor emeritus. He advises governments, corporations, education systems, and some of the world's leading cultural organizations. He is also the author of The Element (which has been translated into twenty-three languages), Finding Your Element, and Creative Schools. He lives in Los Angeles, CA.